Full Name Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle Status Approved
Mission Agencies JAXA, MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan) Launch Date Mar 2025
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Mar 2031
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.18 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.06 deg
Orbit Altitude 666 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle 3 days
Objectives and Applications Observation of greenhouse gases and understanding of water cycle mechanisms
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields AMSR3
Cloud particle properties and profile AMSR3
Liquid water and precipitation rate AMSR3
Ozone TANSO-3
Trace gases (excluding ozone) TANSO-3
Atmospheric Temperature Fields TANSO-3
LandSoil moisture AMSR3
Vegetation TANSO-3
OceanOcean surface winds AMSR3
Surface temperature (ocean) AMSR3
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AMSR3
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AMSR3
Mission Instruments
AMSR3 - Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 3
TANSO-3 - Total Anthropogenic and Natural emissions mapping SpectrOmeter-3
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